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Accession Number ADA564597
Title Future of Military Mobile Computing.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 3p
Personal Author B. Caulkins
Abstract Significant and enduring are two words that reflect the reality we face today regarding mobile computing technologies. The ubiquity of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile computing devices in the commercial world makes cellular technologies a must for the future military network to support. The wide use of smart phones also ensures that any potential users -- especially those military users who are under the age of 30 -- are more comfortable with the technology and therefore easier to train on how to use this new technology on the battlefield. Currently, these technologies' vulnerabilities prevent us from using most of these devices for official work. Cyber vulnerabilities exist that do not yet allow the military to fully use smart phone technology on the military network, or Global Information Grid. While the security professionals certainly have a legitimate point, 'just saying no' is not a viable course of action any longer. Too many leaders and Soldiers are demanding this capability in garrison and on the battlefield. So we need to continue moving forward. Last year, the Signal Center of Excellence published a cellular vision paper for the Army that outlines future steps the Army must make to move forward in this area. In that document, we propose an integrated strategy that will give the Army the capabilities it needs in mobile computing: 'Army Cellular Capability Development Strategy,' 16 August 2011.
Keywords Army
Army cellular capability development strategy
Cellular communications
Commercial equipment
Computer security
Cultural bias
Global information grid
Low costs
Mobile apps
Mobile computing
Network integration evaluation
Smart phone software apps
Smart phones
User needs
Wireless computer networks

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
74 - Military Sciences
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Army Signal Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, GA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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